hydrological consulting Articles

  • The climate of the future has been analyzed in 13 counties

    Over the past two years, around two-thirds of the local County Administrations in Sweden have entrusted SMHI to construct plausible scenarios of future climate development in the relevant counties. Based on observations and analyses from the SMHI as well as climate scenarios from international climate research, the assignments have been prepared in close dialogue with the County Administrations ...

  • InfoWorks RS underpins forensic analysis of the Boscastle flash flood

    The picturesque small town of Boscastle, on the North Cornwall coast, became a dramatic addition to the UK’s history of extreme flood events on 16 August 2004. On that day, an exceptionally prolonged and intense storm centered on Otterham, near the headwaters of Bodmin Moor, caused levels in its sea-bound exit routes - the river Valency, the Crackington stream, the river Neet and the river Ottery ...


    By Innovyze

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Wetlands of International Importance in Russia

    The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat was adopted on the 2nd February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Thus, it has come to be popularly known as the “Ramsar Convention”, and the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Climate change a threat to sewage systems

    Many cities could face problems with their sewage in the future. A research study for Stockholm shows that a change in precipitation, combined with a population increase, could bring disruptions as early as the middle of the century. Climate change could put more pressure on the sewage systems in the future. Climate scenarios indicate critical factors such as increased volumes of rain and rising ...

  • Seattle, WA - Rapid PCE remediation for Brownfield redevelopment - Case Study

    Brownfield Redevelopment in South Lake Union Area of Seattle Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) designed, installed and operated an electrical resistance heating (ERH) source area remediation project at a former commercial laundry and dry cleaning facility in the rapidly growing area of South Lake Union in Seattle, WA, The scope of the remediation was to ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • River Severn case study

    Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council River Severn at Shrewsbury, channel management proposals Hydro-Logic was appointed by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council in 2008 to advise on the build-up of sediment within the River Severn, where it passes through the town. The council's pleasure boat had a history of running aground and they had been refused permission ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Brownfield investigation and remediation for a former foundry and dyeworks

    Client: Confidential Location: Manchester, UK   Services: Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Human Health Risk Assessment, Remediation Supervision and Validation, Landfill Tax Exemption Report   Summary: ESI’s site investigation, risk assessment and remediation validation allowed the maximum land ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Perth Flood Warning System

    Perth and Kinross City Council, Scotland Supply of Flood Warning scheme for Perth, March 2008 -ongoing Hydro-Logic was appointed by Perth and Kinross council via Halcrow Consulting Engineers to supply, install and maintain monitoring sites. These sites were spread over Perth City primarily to monitor the levels in a number of small burns that pass through the centre ...

  • Perth & Kinross City Council case study

    Perth and Kinross City Council, Scotland Supply of Flood Warning scheme for Perth, March 2008 -ongoing Hydro-Logic was appointed by Perth and Kinross council via Halcrow Consulting Engineers to supply install and maintain 10 no. monitoring sites. These sites were spread over Perth City primarily to monitor the levels in a number of small burns that pass through the ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Romney Marsh Hydrometric Design

    HL was commissioned by the EA Southern Region, as sub-consultants to Halcrow Consulting Engineers, to undertake the feasibility and hydrometric design of 6 sites on streams feeding the Romney Marsh. On one of the streams, the Kent Ditch, it was necessary to design a two section/stage gauging station for which a Sarasota 2000 ultrasonic transit-time meter was installed. One measuring section was ...

  • Station Design, Rhomney Marsh case study

    EA Southern Region (via Halcrow) Design and supply of ultrasonic transit-time flow meter at a complex site on the Kent Ditch HL was commissioned by the EA Southern Region, as sub-consultants to Halcrow Consulting Engineers, to undertake the feasibility and hydrometric design of 6 sites on streams feeding the Romney Marsh. On one of the streams, the Kent Ditch, it ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • InfoWorks RS aids priority river flood modeling in New Zealand

    Project Background Innovyze’s InfoWorks RS has been the key software in helping to formulate flood risk reduction strategies throughout the Northland Region of New Zealand, an area of approximately 14,000 km2 on the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. The Northland Region has a predominately tropical climate. In recent years a number of tropical storms have ...


    By Innovyze

  • InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks provide potential solution for proposed European flooding directive

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software's InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks software solutions have received a boost from the news that the European Commission has put forward a directive ...


    By Innovyze

  • Living with the floods, not against them

    “Yes, we are illiterate sir, but we are engineers as far as our experience with water and rivers is concerned”, says Phushi Mahato, a villager in the Gosi Kandak floodplains in North-Bihar in India. As an outcome of water resource management that failed to understand the role of fluvial regimes in delta, Phushi and his fellow village members have now become vulnerable to floods ...


    By Wetlands International

  • InfoWorks RS optimizes flood management for a complex Parisian river system

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software's InfoWorks RS software solution has been utilized to enable a French water authority to create ...


    By Innovyze

  • Tunnel objects

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. is proud to announce the implementation of tunnel objects in the latest release of SVFlux and SVHeat. The tunnel objects extend the current capabilities of the software to the modeling of irregular but linear 2D and 3D objects beneath the ground. The implementation of tunnels opens up new types of numerical models which can be solved by geotechnical and hydrological ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Integrated InfoWorks CS modeling unravels the causes of complex Birmingham flooding

    Atkins Group has effectively modeled two trial catchments that highlight the potential of MWH Soft’s InfoWorks CS to improve understanding and communication of the issues and potential solutions for urban drainage. The consultancy is undertaking a landmark research project for UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) on the effects of climate change on sewerage networks (see box below) and has ...


    By Innovyze

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